Omnitek to ship Ultra XR 4K waveform monitor at IBC

Omnitek Ultra XR
Neal Romanek
Post Production
July 22nd 2016 at 10:35AM : By Neal Romanek

The Ultra XR is designed for 4K and UHD colour grading, post production and program QC

Test and Measurement company Omnitek, will begin shipping its Ultra XR test and measurment tool for 4K starting at IBC2016.

The Ultra XR is designed for colour grading, post production and program QC in the 4K/UHD domain. Offering ‘true’ 4K/UHD waveform analysis, the Ultra XR provides traditional test and measurement tools - picture monitor, true 4K waveform monitor, vectorscope, histograms, BT.709 / BT.2020 CIE gamut charts, sample/pixel monitor, video timing, audio meters and video/audio/ANC status instruments, all provided as standard for SD to 4K resolutions.

Alongside these tools, the Ultra XR also offers support for 12-bit 4:4:4 SDI input formats in YCbCr, RGB, and XYZ, Wide Color Gamut RGB - ITU-R BT.2020 and high dynamic range (HDR) inputs - both the ST2084/PQ and Hybrid Log Gamma HDR specifications

Additionally, the company's Ultra 4K Tool Box also offers tools for product design and 4K system infrastructure testing to help 4K equipment manufacturers develop and debug 4K applications. The 4K Tool Box has been shipping since summer 2015 and provides diagnosis tools such as 12G-SDI eye and jitter analysis and full raster-video capture and playout (including ANC information).

Both the Ultra XR and the Ultra 4K Tool Box offer support for an array of delivery methods and video formats, covering SD-SDI to 12G-SDI, HDMI and DisplayPort.

“IBC has always been a focal point of our year at Omnitek and we’re excited to announce that our new Ultra XR will start shipping at the show," said Rob Arnold, VP of worldwide sales at Omnitek. "It’s our third generation T and M product and is the cumulative effort of our engineering team with over 15 years of experience in the industry.”

Alongside Omnitek’s product demonstrations, on show from the Design Services Division will be the latest Xilinx RTVE (Real Time Video Engine) reference design V4.1, demonstrating image Warp IP for Lens Distortion Correction and Blend/Stitch IP for multiple camera surround views. 

Also new, the company's camera ISP (Image Signal Processor) core will demo high-quality raw camera sensor extract and conversion. Finally, joining our existing SDI and DisplayPort display driver IP, we now have HDMI 2.0 and V-by-one cores.